Remote Identification (Remote ID or RID) is a technology incorporated into drones that, when used with suitable ground equipment, can provide information about who is operating a drone and where they’re flying, enabling accountability for their actions.
Better information about where drones are operating will be fundamental to the safe and efficient operation of drones and will support future drone traffic management systems. This will help the integration of emerging technologies with traditional aircraft systems as well as supporting safe, economic, and efficient management for the future of Australian airspace.
A discussion paper is currently being circulated for public consultation. The paper is the first step towards a potential mandate for drones to carry Remote ID, and in which circumstances. The paper:
- identifies opportunities and risks associated with this technology
- outlines options for how Remote ID could be mandated in Australia
- seeks feedback to inform detailed options for enabling legislation and/or regulation.
This consultation process is a starting point for ongoing discussions and collaboration between government, industry, and the broader community to ensure that deployment of Remote ID in Australia is fit-for-purpose and meets our needs.
Have your say on the Remote Identification (Remote ID) Discussion Paper here.
Read the Remote Identification (Remote ID) Discussion Paper: